|Scientific Name:||Orthetrum stemmale (Burmeister, 1839)|
Libellula stemmalis Burmeister, 1839
Orthetrum kalai Longfield, 1936
Orthetrum stemmale ssp. kalai Longfield, 1936
|Taxonomic Source(s):||Schorr, M. and Paulson, D. 2015. World Odonata List. Revision 22 December 2015. Tacoma, Washington, USA Available at: http://www.pugetsound.edu/academics/academic-resources/slater-museum/biodiversity-resources/dragonflies/world-odonata-list2/.|
|Taxonomic Notes:||This species is seriously confused with O. brachiale.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Clausnitzer, V., Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & Suhling, F.|
|Reviewer(s):||Kipping, J. & Meziere, N.M.|
This is a widespread species with no known major threats and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a threatened category. It is therefore assessed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||Orthetrum stemmale is widespread in tropical Africa, but records need to be handled carefully as it is often confused with O. brachiale. In southern Africa, this species occurs in the humid north. It also ranges south into South Africa.|
Native:Angola; Benin; Botswana; Burkina Faso; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Equatorial Guinea; Ethiopia; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Kenya; Liberia; Madagascar; Malawi; Mali; Mozambique; Namibia (Caprivi Strip); Nigeria; Rwanda; Sao Tomé and Principe; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Somalia; South Africa; Tanzania, United Republic of; Togo; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe
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|Population:||No information is available on the population.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species has been recorded from pools and swamps in forest, bush and bushland.|
|Use and Trade:||This species is not used.|
|Major Threat(s):||Drainage and destruction of swampy habitats caused by agriculture is a threat.|
|Conservation Actions:||No information is available on conservation actions in place but monitoring of the population trend would be valuable.|
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|Citation:||Clausnitzer, V., Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & Suhling, F. 2016. Orthetrum stemmale. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T59964A85931857.Downloaded on 24 February 2018.|
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